Thread: Savage 64 FXP
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Old 11-26-2012, 3:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dutch3 View Post
I have a Savage 64. I bought it at Big 5, but it was missing the scope so I got $20 off. I put a $20 Barska on it.

It does feel cheap, but so does a Marlin 795 with the synthetic stock. I would prefer a wood stock on any rifle of this type.

I bought extra mags, and they are a little rough around the feed lips, but I have had only a few failures to feed after putting several thousand rounds through it. The mags are heavy castings (pot metal I assume) with steel floor plates and plastic followers. I haven't had to replace any of them yet.

The mag release is a little cumbersome, but no worse than the factory release on a 10/22.

It is a decent shooter, very consistent. It loves Federal bulk ammo. I guess my only real complaint is that it doesn't hold the bolt open on the last round like the Marlins do. For the price, I would buy another one.
Not wanting to derail the thread, but how was the trigger when new? Did it smooth out nicely about the first 500 round brick of ammo?
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